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Credit nation : property laws and legal institutions in early America

Title
Credit nation : property laws and legal institutions in early America / Claire Priest.
ISBN
9780691158761
0691158762
Publication
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2021]
Copyright Notice Date
©2021.
Physical Description
xi, 226 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
How American colonists laid the foundations of American capitalism with an economy built on credit. Even before the United States became a country, laws prioritizing access to credit set colonial America apart from the rest of the world. Credit Nation examines how the drive to expand credit shaped property laws and legal institutions in the colonial and founding eras of the republic.
Variant and related titles
Credit nation : property laws and institutions in early America.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 26, 2021
Series
Princeton economic history of the western world.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Foundations of property and credit
Property exemptions : commodifying land and slaves in colonial America
Managing risk in colonial America
The Stamp Act, independence and the founding.
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